When and where to see fireworks this Fourth of July

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Still trying to decide which fireworks shows you’ll be attending this year?

Here’s a list of all of the public displays happening in the Black Hills region in 2019.



  • Rapid City: Black Hills Speedway, after the races, 2467 Jolly Lane (rain date July 5th)


  • Rapid City: Post 22 Baseball, after game, Floyd Fitzgerald Stadium, 2721 Canyon Lake Drive


  • Belle Fourche: BH Round-Up, 10-10:30pm, after the rodeo
  • Prairie Wind Casino: at dusk
  • Spearfish: BH Energy Sports Complex, after the Sasquatch Baseball Game
  • Sturgis: Sturgis Fairgrounds, at dusk
  • Wall: Wall Community Golf Course, 8:30-10:30pm


  • Custer: Pageant Hill, at dusk
  • Hot Springs: At dusk
  • Interior: Frontier Days, at dusk, 8th and Canal
  • Lead: Gold Camp Jubilee Days, at dusk, over the Open Cut
  • Phillip: Lake Waggoner, at dusk
  • Piedmont: The Barn, at dusk
  • Rapid City, City of:  Executive Golf Course, at dusk, 210 Founders Park (Rainout date is Friday, July 5.)


  • Belle Fourche: BH Round-Up, 10-10:30pm, after the rodeo


  • Box Elder: Box Elder Bash, 9:30-10pm, behind True Value on N. Ellsworth Road
  • Rapid City: Elks Lodge 1187, at dusk, 3333 Jolly Lane

There won’t be fireworks this year at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, but it was announced in May that they’ll be returning beginning in 2020.

If you’ll be going to the Rapid City fireworks displays, parking options to view the City fireworks display and attend downtown holiday activities include the downtown parking ramp, the City/School Administration Center, Civic Center parking lots, Rapid City Central High School, areas near Founders Park and the downtown area, including east of Fifth Street.

As for viewing options, consider the Civic Center lots, top tier of the parking ramp, Legacy Commons greenway and Memorial Park and the adjacent bike path area, Founders Park area, downtown parking areas, Skyline Drive and areas around ‘The Gap’.

The Rapid City Police Department will be restricting and prohibiting access near the display area around the Executive Golf Course. Consider arriving early to obtain prime parking and viewing options for the display and drivers are urged to use caution when driving along Omaha and adjacent areas near the fireworks display area both before and after the show due to increased traffic in the area.

The public is also advised to use caution and be mindful of City bike path areas that remain closed due to elevated water levels from Rapid Creek.

You can also learn about city and state rules regarding personal fireworks here.

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